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New Summer Movie Previews

Summer is just around the corner, and with that Hollywood has begun advertising for its summer movies. Without a doubt this summer is going to be the summer of movie sequels. Some films we plan to see due to childhood memories, and some we want to see because they just look funny.

Without further delay here are some, and not all, summer movies of 2018 that students are excited to see.

Summer sequels

INCREDIBLES 2

Release Date: June 15

Rating: PG

Studio(s): Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures

Directed by Brad Bird

Featuring: Holly Hunter (Helen Parr/Elastigirl), Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible), Sarah Vowell (Violet Parr), Huck Milner (Dashiell Parr/Dash), Samuel L. Jackson (Lucius Best/Frozone), Brad Bird (Edna Mode)

We can all say that this movie has been long awaited, since it has been 14 years since the first Incredibles was released. 

In this movie, Hollywood had decided to put a female twist on the plot. Helen Parr, voiced by Holly Hunter, has to go out and fight crime by herself. While she is busy with her day job, Bob Parr, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, has the responsibility of taking care of the house and the kids. It’s a clever way to switch the old-fashioned parental roles in society.

“I’m absolutely psyched out of my mind for Incredibles 2,” said junior Carolyn Rowley. “I’ve been waiting since 2004, which means that about 82.4 percent of my life so far has passed in waiting. That is far too long.” 

Sophomore Claire Selje said: “I’m excited to see Incredibles 2 because it was one of my favorites when I was little, and it’s a rad movie.”

JURASSIC PARK

Release Date: June 22

Rating: PG

Studio(s): Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Apaches Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment

Directed by J.A. Bayona

Featuring: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), James Cromwell (Benjamin Lockwood).

Taking place four years after the Jurassic World theme park closed down, Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, and Claire Dearing, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, return to Isla Nublar when they get word that a dormant volcano is now active and at the ready to destroy all life in the island. 

It is their job to help save the dinosaurs. Along the way Owen sets out to find his old raptor, Blue.  

DEADPOOL 2

Release Date: May 15

Rating: R

Studio(s): Marvel Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Kinberg Genre, Donners’ Company

Directed by David Leitch

Featuring: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa/Copycat), Josh Brolin (Nathan Summers/Cable), Zazie Beetz (Domino), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), T.J Miller (Weasel).

With the continuation of Deadpool’s narration, played by Ryan Reynolds, we find him making a new group of superheros, to protect a kid, named Russell, played by Julian Dennison, from a new villain called Cable. 

Filled with violence and swearing, and everything in between, it looks like your average Deadpool movie. 

“I want to see these movies (Deadpool 2 and Incredibles 2) this summer,” said freshman Dixon Hedges says, “because both of them, I really liked their prequels, especially Incredibles as a kid, and overall enjoy most Pixar and Marvel movies.

Other summer sequels

THE EQUALIZER 

Release Date: July 20

MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Release Date: July 20

ANT MAN AND THE WASP

Release Date: July 6

Other summer movies

ADRIFT

Release Date: June 1

Rating: PG

Studio(s): Huayi Brothers, Lakeshore Entertainment, RVK Studios, STX Entertainment

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Featuring: Shailene Woodley (Tami Oldham), Sam Clafin (Richard Sharp), Grace Palmer (Deb).

Based on an incredible true story, two lovers, Tami Oldham,  played by Shailene Woodley, and Richard Sharp, played by Sam Clafin, set out on a once-in-a-lifetime sailing adventure. 

During their thrilling adventure, they get news of Hurricane Raymond coming towards them. Now it is their job to survive and hopefully make it back to land. 

A KID LIKE JAKE

Release Date: June 8

Rating: PG

Studio(s): Bankside Films, Burn Later Productions, Double Nickel Entertainment, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, That’s Wonderful Productions, XS Media

Directed by Silas Howard

Featuring: Claire Danes (Alex Wheeler), Jim Parsons (Greg Wheeler), Leo James Davis (Jake Wheeler), Octavia Spencer (Judy). 

Alex Wheeler, played by Claire Danes, and Greg Wheeler, played by Jim Parsons, are a Brooklyn couple who have a wondrous and care-free 4-year-old son named Jake, played by Leo James Davis. 

When Jake’s preschool director points out his gender-nonconformity play to his parents, they have to try to understand what is going through Jake’s head. The last thing they want is for him to be labeled as weird. They just want him to be happy and himself. This film highlights the perspectives of young LGBT people and their parents.

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